Japan has been a prominent name in the tech industry for as long as I can remember, with the Walkman and many other benchmark tech-originating from the Japanese industry.
Now more than ever japan faces the fear of losing its innovative side of the tech industry. Japanese government realizes this and has encouraged the tech companies and industries to innovate in the quantum field. While the world is struggling to make a breakthrough in this technology, japan stepping in this game makes this quantum race very interesting to follow. With Japanese governments plans to accelerate its research and development of quantum cryptography technology to be able to put it into practical use in 2025, we should expect Japan to be successful in this following the history of innovations from Japan. Japan is more likely to succeed as it has the most science Nobel laureates in all of the Asian continent. Quantum encryption will be an essential factor in this race as the world is moving towards a digital transition. Japan is aiming to use quantum encryption in its financial and trade sector to make it more secure and more trustworthy which will attract more investors due to its exceptional security.
Japan envisions a future of communication networks involving satellites that will allow the use of the encryption technology during video conference calls with foreign leaders and exchanges of confidential diplomatic information. Encrypted data held by governments and companies are currently protected because extensive time is needed for supercomputers to crack encryption involving numerous algorithms.